How the Gospel Speaks to the Environment?

How the Gospel Speaks to the Environment?

Just this last week, just after entering office, President Donald J. Trump made some sweeping executive orders, not the least controversial being a clamp-down on the EPA communications. This sent shock-waves through an ever growing public concern over climate change. Badlands national park issued some alarming statistics on their twitter account and then deleted them. I am  a free market, limited government, economic personalist kind of guy. Nevertheless, I sit here now in a suburb of Providence Rhode Island nestled in the midst of  the…

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The Church and Political Change | How Should we Respond?

The Church and Political Change | How Should we Respond?

This last week marked the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States. In general we do not like political or social change. For some Trump is being hailed as a political Savior as Obama was eight years ago. For others, a Trump presidency marks the apocalyptic end of our Republic. Of course, neither are true. What is different this election is how the Church, in all its forms seems so much more divided. Hardcore Republicans and many Christians dissociated with Trump….

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5 Reasons Why We Must Preach the Gospel to the Church

5 Reasons Why We Must Preach the Gospel to the Church

It goes without saying that the Church was commissioned to preach the Gospel to the World. Jesus commanded his Church to tell his good news to all nations, baptizing and teaching all he commanded (Matthew 28:19–20). But often we take the body of believers for granted. How about us? How badly does the rank-and-file Christian need the Gospel?

4 Misconceptions on How to Disciple Young Adults

4 Misconceptions on How to Disciple Young Adults

Most Christian parents have a general concept of spiritually forming their children. But as they grow, the job gets a little more intimidating…The key to discipling young adults is influence. When they are little, you tell them when to go to bed, when to eat, when to do their homework. It is not that way with adults. Our spiritual direction progresses to a role of respectful influence…

4 Things the Church Can do to Stop and Heal Racism

4 Things the Church Can do to Stop and Heal Racism

Just for a moment, consider that Jesse Washington, the victim of the Waco lynching was innocent. And he most likely was. He was only 17 years old. I have a 17 year old. How would I look on as my 17 year old was falsely accused, partially dismembered, and slowly burned to death. I think this is “unconstitutional.” I remember something about “cruel and unusual punishment” in it. What torment did he go through? I am not sure how a parent ever gets over something like that…